Tag: mobile

MOBILE PAYMENTS: Desire, Fear, and Other Commercial Conundrums

Mobile commerce is still an emerging market in search of itself, with both the boosters and skeptics commenting in recent weeks. The swirl of news and surveys illustrates the tensions between tradition and innovation that mark the new-technology dance of entrepreneur demand creation and consumer desire fulfillment. A Big, Fat Cloud In a study that articulates demand for mobile phone payments, Accenture says that  [...Continue Reading]
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Mobile Payments: A Dispatch from Sibos 2010

At the Sibos conference, the banks and software vendors show the latest and greatest technologies and techniques, while SWIFT’s two-year-old innovation initiative, Innotribe, brainstorms the future of finance. Sibos is the annual finance and banking conference sponsored by SWIFT, the Brussels-based organization that provides an international financial communications platform and messaging standards. This year, the hottest new products and innovation initiatives focused on mobile  [...Continue Reading]
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Journalism Armageddon?

Nope. There’s still hope. Lots of it. Along with serious questions. Lots of them. Closings, layoffs, and bankruptcies are manifestations of current economic chaos. “But in chaos lies opportunity,” said Gerould Kern, editor of The Chicago Tribune, published by Tribune Co. Joined by Scott Flanders, CEO of Playboy Enterprises, Inc., Kern spoke Thursday March 18 at “A Discussion on Print Media in the Digital  [...Continue Reading]
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Next Takes on Nexus

In the week since Google introduced the Nexus One Android phone, the posts, reviews, and comments on what’s next for Google, what’s next for mobile, and what’s next for the known universe have been taking up I’d bet terabytes of storage space throughout the information network. One of my favorite bloggers, Fred Wilson of AVC, posted “What Blackberry Is For Outlook/Exchange, Android Is For  [...Continue Reading]
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